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Decompression Therapy Can Eliminate Chronic Neck Pain

Dec 14, 2018Decompression Therapy

Suffering from neck pain that won’t seem to go away no matter what you do? We understand the exact kind of pain that you are experiencing. It’s the type of pain that drastically effects your life. No matter how you move your neck it seems to always hurt. You use your cervical spine and neck muscles more than you think. Chronic neck pain can make the simplest tasks absolutely agonizing. It can make enjoyable things like driving to Destiny USA to go shopping with friends or attending a Syracuse basketball game seem like torture. It disrupts every aspect of your life from performing at your job to trying to get a good night’s sleep. The reason is because located within the neck—or cervical spine— is a coordinated network of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles directed by the brain and the spinal cord. When there is substantial pressure applied to a nerve by any of these surrounding tissues, the pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, or numbness to occur. The more inflamed this area gets the more pain you experience.

What Causes Chronic Neck Pain?

In some instances, neck pain will go away within a few days or weeks. But neck pain that persists for months is defined as a chronic neck pain condition and could signal an underlying issue that needs to be addressed right away. There are a number of common problems that can cause chronic neck pain. If left untreated, this pain can eventually trigger bigger problems by irritating the nerve pathways leading to pain in the shoulder, head, arm, and even in your hands and legs. So, you might be wondering if there is any way to eliminate chronic neck pain? Some doctors will tell you to use painkillers for the inflammation or to mask the pain. Others believe that neck surgery is your only option. You know that living with the pain is not an option, but the thought of surgery or drugs isn’t either. Don’t worry, there is a better way than risks associated with continued use of prescription drugs or neck surgery.

How Decompression Therapy Can Take Neck Pain Away

At Syracuse Medical we have an alternative to “hit and miss” neck pain treatments for people in the Syracuse area. We know that suffering day in and day out from neck pain is no way to live your life. Our Decompression Therapy (also known as non-surgical spinal decompression) is a comprehensive approach proven to eliminate chronic neck pain by focusing on treating the root cause of your pain… not just treating the symptoms causing your pain. This unique treatment approach uses the most advanced neck pain relief technology available in New York State.

Decompression Therapy (spinal decompression) at Syracuse Medical has many benefits. There is no need for neck surgery or prescription drugs with our treatment process. Decompression treatments are gentle and pain-free. Our treatment protocol gets you quick results that are long-lasting. Syracuse Medical is the only center in Central New York using the FDA cleared SpineMED® system for true decompression of the cervical spine.  The reason our alternative neck pain treatments have over an 86% success rate for our patients is that the method we use is backed by years of extensive research. Every one of our treatment programs on customized based on your specific situation to make sure that we understand what is going on and how to treat the root of the problem causing your pain. We are proud to say that our treatments have offered hope to many people in the Syracuse area when other treatments have failed to work on them.

How To Know If I’m A Good Candidate For Decompression Therapy?

Like we mentioned above, each patient is different with varying symptoms and pain levels. For this reason, we first need to set up a consultation so we can see if your situation is a good fit for Decompression Therapy. During our consultation, we properly evaluate your condition. Many of our patients come to us knowing the underlying cause of their neck pain. However, some of our patients do not. For those who do not know, Dr. Gardner will perform diagnostic tests to determine the cause. Upon completion of our analysis, we will tailor a treatment program that is right for you. Remember with spinal decompression, we treat the cause of your pain. Being able to diagnosis the underlying cause is the key to determining the best treatment to correct the issue. This is why our patients have a very high success rate with our therapy.

An ideal candidate for treatment for chronic neck pain meets one of the below criteria…

  • You have been diagnosed with a herniated or bulging disc in your neck.
  • You have diagnosed with degenerative disc disease in your neck.
  • You have persistent pain that won’t improve or it is getting worse
  • You have radiating shoulder, arm or hand pain
  • You have numbness or tingling in your arm, hand or fingers

Don’t Let Your Neck Pain Get Worse… We Have The Answer

If you have tried other pain-relieving remedies without success, Decompression Therapy is a great option for you. It is safe and has proven results. We have successfully been treating patients suffering from chronic neck pain for over 20 years here in the Syracuse area. Most of our patients have experienced significant pain relief after only a few sessions.

If you are tired of living your life in pain, taking pain medication daily or contemplating surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We can help you get your life back by reducing or eliminating your neck pain for good!